Monthly Reader Survey

Each month, I ask the readers of my newsletter a question or two. Sometimes, my questions are random fun things that have nothing to do with books. Other queries are about reading and writing.

Join in the fun and answer this month's survey. The results will be shared in next month's newsletter and here on the website, so be sure you're subscribed.

    Every morning, I sit in my study with dogs snoozing in the floor and a cup of strong coffee. Both are needed to my writing gears turning.

    That cup of coffee has to be black. Absolutely no sugar or cream can be added. As I sit staring at the coffee wondering what this month's survey question should be, I realized that was perfect. If you drink coffee, do you add cream/milk, sugar, both, or none?

    Cream / MilkSugarBothNeither (Black)Something else

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    Previous Reader Surveys

    Favorite Cold Weather Meal

    February 5, 2024 |

    When winter is throwing its worst at you, what’s your favorite cold weather meal? My readers weigh in on this hot topic.

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    Favorite Wintertime Hot Drinks

    December 31, 2023 |

    If one of my readers curled up with a good book on a cold, wintry night, what would be their favorite hot drink?

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    Favorite and Not-So-Favorite Christmas Songs

    December 5, 2023 |

    What’s my reader’s favorite Christmas songs? Least favorite? And how did one reader describe their three least favorite songs in one mashup?

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    When Should Christmas Music Play?

    October 31, 2023 |

    With Christmas decorations already going up everywhere, I asked reader when should Christmas music play? The results were clear.

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    Can You Hear Me Now?

    October 7, 2023 |

    Did your phone scream for your attention during the U.S. government’s recent test of the emergency alert system?

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    How Do You Greet Trick-Or-Treaters?

    October 2, 2023 |

    Mystical creatures will soon be knocking on your door and offering the choice between trick-or-treat. Do my readers enjoy the festivities?

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    What Signals the Beginning of Fall?

    September 3, 2023 |

    With cool mornings and hints of color, it already feels like the beginning of fall. I asked readers what triggers their thinking of the season.

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    How Hot is Too Hot?

    July 30, 2023 |

    I complain about our summer heat in Asheville but know many of you deal with far higher temperatures. So, I asked, how hot is too hot?

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    Best Food to Grill

    July 3, 2023 |

    During summer, thoughts turn to backyard grilling and tasty meals. What menu item comes to your mind when firing up the grill?

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    Summer Vacation Plans

    June 7, 2023 |

    Like us, many of you stick as close to home as possible or do mini-vacations or day trips for your summer vacation plans.

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    Frequency of Spring Cleaning

    May 1, 2023 |

    I asked readers whether they partake in the annual rite of spring cleaning. The divided results demonstrate the many different approaches.

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    Favorite Easter Candy

    April 2, 2023 |

    I asked readers about their favorite Easter candy. Hundreds of responses revealed a tight race between Cadbury Eggs and chocolate bunnies.

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